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Forum: Texas
10-15-09, 11:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 748
Posted By mushrooshi

What are people thinking?

http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/local_news/Cyclists_to_air_their_grievances.html?c=y&viewAllComments=y

Lots of hate as usual going on.
Forum: Commuting
08-31-09, 04:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 733
Posted By mushrooshi

I'm absolutely confident about leaving my bike...

I'm absolutely confident about leaving my bike there. I just need a locking seat post , since getting my cable lock through is a total PITA.
Forum: Commuting
08-26-09, 10:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 380
Posted By mushrooshi

3 dollar chain lock...

Is this good enough to lock up my seat to prevent vandals from stealing my seat?

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41CmsPskZsL._SL500_AA280_.jpg

Yes, its as pitiful as a 'bike lock' it...
08-26-09, 04:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,429
Posted By mushrooshi

Well, so I rode my bike to school and back, my...

Well, so I rode my bike to school and back, my bike wasn't stolen or vandalized, but I have a problem:

San Antonio isn't very... bike friendly. Barely any bike lanes, and the drivers are nuts.
...
08-25-09, 11:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,429
Posted By mushrooshi

Well, I read the bicycle street smarts and how...

Well, I read the bicycle street smarts and how not to get hit by cars in a 30 minute sitting, and I think I am completely ready to ride on the road. All I need now is just a good set of bike lights...
Forum: Commuting
08-25-09, 08:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 733
Posted By mushrooshi

I don't go to elementary school :lol: This...

I don't go to elementary school :lol:

This is highschool, and they ride that to school?
Forum: Commuting
08-25-09, 06:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 733
Posted By mushrooshi

So... how secure would my bike be?

I was able to check out the bike rack at school, here is what I saw:

Bike rack is actually a fence, and it is very secure looking.

There are about 12 bikes there, a Marin (looks very new)...
Forum: Commuting
08-22-09, 12:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 401
Posted By mushrooshi

I have a cable lock and a u-lock. The cable lock...

I have a cable lock and a u-lock. The cable lock is probably meh quality, but it is... 1/2 in thick. My kryptolok is 13mm thick aswell. Should that do the trick?
08-21-09, 09:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,429
Posted By mushrooshi

No helmet laws, even for children, but I'm going...

No helmet laws, even for children, but I'm going on the safe side and going to use a helmet. When I was... 12? I rode my bike and the tire slipped on wet road, my head hit the ground but I was...
08-21-09, 12:05 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,429
Posted By mushrooshi

I don't see illegal immigrants riding bikes...

I don't see illegal immigrants riding bikes around in my area :rolleyes:. Even though it is Texas.

One other thing I am worried about: I look like I'm 12, when I'm 15, I am kind of a slow bike...
08-20-09, 11:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,429
Posted By mushrooshi

No license, no road?

Hi guys, I'm 15. I don't have a drivers license either. Am I allowed to ride in the road? Obviously I can in neighborhood roads, but what about major roads?

By the way, I am in Texas, and here is...
08-20-09, 11:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,050
Posted By mushrooshi

I'm only 5' 2", but I got a 700c bike that fits...

I'm only 5' 2", but I got a 700c bike that fits me pretty well.
08-20-09, 09:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 816
Posted By mushrooshi

How have bikes affected you?

Well, first off, for bikes, I'm now more aware of how Walmart puts out terrible bikes, and how this can apply to many of the other things. For example, bike locks. I did not see a single quality...
08-20-09, 08:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,123
Posted By mushrooshi

What makes components 'higher quality'?

I get kind of confused when I read some stuff about components being 'higher quality'. Obviously higher quality means it's better... but how? Lighter? Don't break? Longer Lasting?

Because at the...
Forum: Commuting
08-19-09, 01:47 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 12,676
Posted By mushrooshi

Its weird, sometimes I am feeling overconfident...

Its weird, sometimes I am feeling overconfident about my lock, other times I am worried about if it is too weak...

Then again, there are posts that are reassuring like 'As long as your bike is...
Forum: Commuting
08-19-09, 01:28 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 12,676
Posted By mushrooshi

http://www.amazon.com/Bike-Lock-Kryptonite-Kryptol...

http://www.amazon.com/Bike-Lock-Kryptonite-Kryptolok-Bracket/dp/B000AMPRQ0/ref=sr_1_15?ie=UTF8&s=hi&qid=1250666883&sr=8-15

One of these, but the normal version.

Maybe I should have gotton the...
Forum: Commuting
08-19-09, 01:18 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 12,676
Posted By mushrooshi

Its not explicitly called the Series 1, its just...

Its not explicitly called the Series 1, its just called the Kryptolok. I'm guessing the Series 2 is an improved version of it, because it has the same aesthetics, except for the rotating dust cover...
Forum: Commuting
08-19-09, 12:33 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 12,676
Posted By mushrooshi

In Austin, yes. In San Antonio, no. I got...

In Austin, yes. In San Antonio, no.

I got the Series 1 for sure: it says kryptolok, and on the rating scale it was a 7.
Forum: Commuting
08-18-09, 10:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 401
Posted By mushrooshi

Do I only need one lock with antitheft?

Hi, I have a kryptolok, and I've signed up for the anti-theft program. I have a question though; if I get an Onguard Pitbull or Bulldog, and use it with the kryptolok for redundancy, since I am...
Forum: Commuting
08-18-09, 05:17 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 12,676
Posted By mushrooshi

Stealing stuff on a highschool is a surefire way...

Stealing stuff on a highschool is a surefire way to land fines or jail on yourself anyway. No pro will pull up right next to a highschool, infront of The Office, and steal a bike.

I think my bike...
Forum: Commuting
08-18-09, 12:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 566
Posted By mushrooshi

Same Here. Lets hope for the both of us our bikes...

Same Here. Lets hope for the both of us our bikes don't get stolen.
Forum: Commuting
08-18-09, 12:20 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 12,676
Posted By mushrooshi

Pro thieves would do much better in Austin than...

Pro thieves would do much better in Austin than in San Antonio. its only 1 hour away by car, and Austin, while not being as big as San Antonio, has a very liberal progressive community and a highly...
Forum: Commuting
08-17-09, 11:17 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 12,676
Posted By mushrooshi

Bumping. I know, this thread is 2 months old, but...

Bumping. I know, this thread is 2 months old, but this thread is really worth bumping in my opinion.

In a low-crime neighborhood, are thieves likely to bust a Kryptolok series 2?
Forum: Commuting
08-17-09, 06:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 693
Posted By mushrooshi

Another point: What the hell is a bike thief...

Another point: What the hell is a bike thief doing in San Antonio? They would score so many more up in Austin. Why?

1. Austin is more progressive/liberal, and thus more environmentalists, and thus...
Forum: Commuting
08-17-09, 05:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 693
Posted By mushrooshi

To the average ignorant teen, which bike is most appealing to steal?

I have a Giant FCR3, a hybrid bike leaning more to the roadie side.

What bikes are stupid teenagers more likely to find appealing. I expect theifs in my area to be downright stupid. Infact, until...
Forum: Foo
08-17-09, 02:20 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 2,802
Posted By mushrooshi

How every lock is 'Maximum Security'.

How every lock is 'Maximum Security'.
08-17-09, 01:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,015
Posted By mushrooshi

Weird but cool olympic-ringed bike?

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/olympics/7537229.stm

This must have been posted before, but search function doesn't find it. Anyways, what is that 'Deer running from Cheetah' mode? Is that on...
08-16-09, 10:41 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 917
Posted By mushrooshi

Kryptonite Series 1 vs 2?

Well.

I read a review, rating bike locks, and the Kryptonite series 1 was reported possible to break into with hand tools. How much stronger is the Kryptolok Series 2? How much stronger is the...
08-16-09, 10:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,514
Posted By mushrooshi

Just a neighborhood ride Average Speed...

Just a neighborhood ride


Average Speed 7.2 / MPH

Type of Bike Giant OCR3
Max Speed 23 MPH
08-16-09, 02:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,463
Posted By mushrooshi

Yea, this is a lesson I will definitely take with...

Yea, this is a lesson I will definitely take with me. I can't appease everyone...

Rather than fix a lie with a lie, I'll just say I got a bike somewhere else. They had a very large mtb and road...
08-16-09, 11:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,463
Posted By mushrooshi

Well, it does make sense if a teenager one day...

Well, it does make sense if a teenager one day decides to put something off, then the next their interest resparks and its a continuous cycle...

So, just a cooldown period of 3 months, then...
08-16-09, 01:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 436
Posted By mushrooshi

http://downtube.com/images/Brake_Adjustment/Brakes...

http://downtube.com/images/Brake_Adjustment/Brakes_%28Identified_Parts%29.jpg

The part called the 'Noodle'

The end that makes sure it hooks on to the brakes, it was actually sheared off. Could...
08-16-09, 01:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 436
Posted By mushrooshi

Fixing up some brakes.

You know the metal tube on brakes?

On my old Huffy, on the front brakes, the end of the metal actually came off. It is still there, but can I possibly reattach it with some solder?

Its a 24in...
08-16-09, 01:27 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,425
Posted By mushrooshi

Anyone hear about that skateboard guy, he died. ...

Anyone hear about that skateboard guy, he died.

EDIT: Name was Andy Kessler

http://www.cnn.com/2009/HEALTH/08/14/skateboarder.kessler.bee.wasp.stings/index.html
08-16-09, 01:19 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,819
Posted By mushrooshi

Wait what? I'm new to this! I forgot to add...

Wait what? I'm new to this!

I forgot to add too, did your homeowners insurance cover your bike?
08-16-09, 01:01 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,819
Posted By mushrooshi

I'm looking at the Kryptonite Kryptolok Series 2....

I'm looking at the Kryptonite Kryptolok Series 2. The Evolution and higher are quite pricey, and they look like they are stronger than the very bike racks they will secure my bike to.

What is the...
08-16-09, 12:26 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,463
Posted By mushrooshi

Hmm. New strategy: Wait it out 2...

Hmm.

New strategy:

Wait it out 2 months. My dad will be stationed in Japan by then. Then, going with my mom, I can walk in and go buy a product, and if questioned, I'll just tell the truth and...
08-16-09, 12:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,463
Posted By mushrooshi

They are the only shop I've seen with a...

They are the only shop I've seen with a Kryptonite Kryptolok Series 2.

They didn't have many entry level hybrids either, but the bikes they primarily carry are Redline and Marin, and the shop I...
08-16-09, 12:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,463
Posted By mushrooshi

Hmm. The main people I talked to at the LBS...

Hmm.

The main people I talked to at the LBS were 'Alex' and 'Mom' (Their real names are similar, but not the same), but I got the call from 'Joe'. What are the chances 'Joe' said "He's holding off...
08-16-09, 12:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 410
Posted By mushrooshi

Recommended bike lock

Willing to spend up to $30-$40 on a good lock.

Neighborhood is low-crime, 'average' suburban-like neighborhood. Isn't ghetto.

I'm looking mainly at the Kryptonite Kryptolok Series 2. Anything...
08-15-09, 08:03 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,819
Posted By mushrooshi

I keep it inside. My dad is insistent on keeping...

I keep it inside. My dad is insistent on keeping it in a garage, but if I put it on a doormat (placed inside) that should take care of dirt problems.
08-15-09, 07:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,463
Posted By mushrooshi

Maybe I shouldn't have lied.

I've put my self in a bit of a predicament with an LBS

Well, here is the thing:

I was shopping at some LBSes for a snazzy bike. At one particular store, the staff is very friendly, it was a...
08-15-09, 07:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 857
Posted By mushrooshi

Does the National Bike Registry do anything?

There is the 'National Bike Registry', but I don't know if it is legit or not. I called my local police station on how to register the bike with the city, but the guy answering said he doesn't know...
08-15-09, 07:07 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,591
Posted By mushrooshi

Motorcycles have turn signals placed on the...

Motorcycles have turn signals placed on the handlebars; if people can understand motorcycle turn signals, shouldn't they kind of think 'Hey, those lights on the left are blinking, its yellow like a...
08-15-09, 06:56 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,819
Posted By mushrooshi

No bullies chase me :lol: I was just asking...

No bullies chase me :lol:

I was just asking that question out of my slight paranoia.
08-15-09, 05:55 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,819
Posted By mushrooshi

Well, I called the LBS I purchased from, but its...

Well, I called the LBS I purchased from, but its 18:54 and they are closed at 19:00, so no answer.

Heres is the thing:

When I use the left shifter (The one that shifts the gears on the pedals),...
08-15-09, 05:29 PM
Replies: 7,647
Views: 2,476,163
Posted By mushrooshi

If I attach drop bars to my FCR 3 is it a...

If I attach drop bars to my FCR 3 is it a roadie?http://img31.imageshack.us/img31/6897/img6806c.jpg
08-15-09, 05:06 PM
Replies: 3,977
Views: 546,776
Posted By mushrooshi

I just got my bike, and I took it for a spin 6...

I just got my bike, and I took it for a spin 6 laps around my block. That was about 3mi.
08-15-09, 03:21 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,819
Posted By mushrooshi

Well, I saw the Giant Cypress for $380, got on...

Well, I saw the Giant Cypress for $380, got on it, but I wasn't really comfortable on it. Then I saw an FCR3 for $400, WAYYY marked down (Giant's MSRP is $600, LBS price was $550, was marked down to...
08-15-09, 02:46 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,819
Posted By mushrooshi

I came in for a Giant Cypress, Came out with a...

I came in for a Giant Cypress, Came out with a Giant FCR3! Yay me!
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